CEO lends insight on school levy

CEO lends insight on school levy

Letter to the Editor:

Voters in the Claymont City School District will decide an important issue on the March 17 primary election ballot.

The district seeks approval of a 5-mill continuing replacement levy for operating expenses and the permanent improvement projects needed to maintain buildings.

The current 4.6-mill levy will expire later this year, meaning the owner of a $79,100 home in the district (the average value) will pay an extra $1 a month if the continuing replacement levy is approved.

Funds generated by the levy are crucial to day-to-day operations including curriculum, technology, supplies, utilities, staff salaries and more.

Permanent improvement expenses include buses, roofs, HVAC systems, security systems and other capital improvement repairs. The district last replaced its HVAC systems 20 years ago when the community supported a bond issue to renovate buildings and build a new high school.

Before making a decision, remember strong schools make a community a great place to live, raise a family or start a business.

Rick Lewis

Chief executive officer

Ohio School Boards Association Columbus

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